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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/look-inside-bjork-biophilia-ultimate-edition-2011-07-29
    July 29, 2011|5 comments

    Björk unveils another piece of Biophilia with a look inside the Ultimate Edition of the forthcoming album. Presented in a lacquered and silkscreened oak hinged-lid case, the Biophilia Ultimate Edition consists of the Biophilia Manual along with 10 chrome-plated tuning forks, silkscreened on one face in 10 different colors, stamped at the back, with each fork adjusted to the tone of a Biophilia track, covering a complete octave in a non-conventional scale. It will be made to order and fabricated only once. Orders must be collected before August 12. Look inside the Ultimate Edition here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-crystalline-video-michel-gondry-premieres-12-vinyl-series-launches-2011-07-26
    July 26, 2011|2 comments

    Björk continues to unveil Biophilia with today’s premiere of the music video for the song "Crystalline" from groundbreaking director and longtime Björk collaborator Michel Gondry. Watch it here. Also available today in the Nonesuch Store is the first of four 12" vinyl releases, all part of The Crystalline Series featuring variations on music from Biophilia by Serban Ghenea, Matthew Herbert, and Omar Souleyman. All five physical versions of the Biophilia album are available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store, including the custom-made Biophilia Manual and Ultimate Edition.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-featured-cover-story-billboard-fall-preview-edition-2011-07-22
    July 22, 2011|0 comments

    Björk is the subject of the cover story in Billboard magazine's Fall Preview edition, detailing the "24 most-anticipated releases" of the season. Björk discusses her latest project, Biophilia, and its many facets: the studio album, the app, the live show, and the forthcoming Michel Gondry-directed video. "At the center of it all," says Billboard, "is Björk, whose cavernous, emotionally stirring follow-up to 2007's Volta is her most immediate album since 2001's Vespertine."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-biophilia-app-now-available-app-store-album-out-september-27-pre-order-nonesuch-store-2011-07-19
    July 19, 2011|9 comments

    Björk continues to unveil Biophilia, her most interdisciplinary project to date, with today’s release of the Biophilia App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and first two album singles "Cosmogony" and "Crystalline" on the iTunes Store. The full Biophilia album will be released on September 27, 2011, through One Little Indian / Nonesuch Records; the five physical versions are available for pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store, including the custom-made Biophilia Manual and Ultimate Edition.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-bring-biophilia-reykjavik-iceland-airwaves-october-2011-07-08
    July 08, 2011|0 comments

    As Björk continues her Biophilia residency at the Manchester International Festival, with performances at Manchester's Campfield Market Hall this weekend and into next, the Icelandic artist has released details of the next Biophilia residency: six intimate shows at Harpa Concert Hall in her hometown of Reykjavik, from October 12 through 28. The first two performances are part of the Iceland Airwaves festival. In this week's New York Times Popcast, writer Jon Pareles recaps his trip to Manchester to see this "new multimedia extravaganza by Björk."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-peerless-pop-innovator-guardian-guest-edits-dazed-confused-2011-07-06
    July 06, 2011|0 comments

    As Björk's Biophilia residency at the Manchester International Festival continues, so too does the critical acclaim for her. The Guardian says as a pop innovator, "Björk is peerless" and "remains an icon: tiny but titanic, thanks to the size of her voice and the scope of her imagination." The Daily Telegraph gives the performances four stars, citing the music's "transcendent beauty." The Financial Times says "Biophilia’s songs are some of the best Björk has written for a long time." Independent on Sunday calls it "brilliantly original and ambitious." The Quietus calls her "an international treasure." Björk is the guest editor of the entire 200th issue of Dazed & Confused, out Thursday.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-premieres-biophilia-manchester-international-festival-her-voice-its-most-remarkable-instrument-2011-07-01
    July 01, 2011|0 comments

    Björk gave the world premiere of her Biophilia live show last night, launching the Manchester International Festival. The New York Times says: "The new songs juxtapose hovering textures of choir and organ with sparse pointillism and sudden eruptions of breakbeat drumming, all set against Björk’s idiosyncratic melodies." The Guardian gives the concert four stars: "Bjork's voice still sounded gloriously childlike and otherworldly, a voice from what at times literally felt like a parallel dimension." The Times of London gives four stars as well: "For all the gadgetry and theatricality of this show, the elemental voice at its core was still the most remarkable instrument." The Manchester Evening News calls it "extraordinary."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-unveils-biophilia-lead-single-crystalline-available-now-apps-come-2011-06-29
    June 29, 2011|5 comments

    Björk today announces Biophilia, her most ambitious and interdisciplinary project to date, with the release of the lead single, "Crystalline," on iTunes. Biophilia is a multimedia project, comprising a studio album, apps, a new website, custom-made musical instruments, live shows, and educational workshops. The Biophilia live show will have its world premiere tomorrow as part of the Manchester International Festival, where Björk is in residence for a three-week run.

  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-the-comet-song-now-on-itunes-proceeds-support-unicefs-pakistan-flood-relief-efforts-2010-09-07
    September 07, 2010|1 comments

    "The Comet Song," the new song from Björk, is now available exclusively as a digital download from iTunes.  All the artist and record label proceeds from sales of the track sales will be donated to UNICEF to support their efforts to aid children in Pakistan. Björk wrote and performed "The Comet Song" for the new, animated Finnish children's film Moomins and the Comet Chase.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bjork-receives-polar-music-prize-at-stockholm-awards-ceremony-2010-08-30
    August 30, 2010|0 comments

    Björk is in Stockholm to receive the 2010 Polar Music Prize in a gala ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall tonight. His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden will present her with the prize. The awards ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall includes performances by Sweden's own Robyn and others and will be broadcast live on Swedish TV4 and via TV4 Play at 5:30 PM CEST / 11:30 AM EST.

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